Queen Camilla may wear pearls to ooze ‘elegance’ – ‘subtle beauty’

Pearls are often associated with royalty because they were, at certain points in history, “the most valuable gem in existence”.

“They were hard to find and even harder to fish, as fishing them involved diving to dangerous depths on just a breath of air,” Alexandra explained.

“Fashions have played a part in their popularity, but in general, natural pearls have always been a high value item.

“For example, Marie-Antoinette’s pearl and diamond pendant which sold at Sotheby’s in 2018 for nearly £30million. Or La Pelegrina, which was discovered in the 16th century, made its way throughout history in royal hands and was finally gifted to Elizabeth Taylor in 1969 by Richard Burton.

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